Copyright Jean-Luc Bernard, reproduced with permission from the AOP
The resulting collection is pretty impressive and with prices ranging from £200 through to £1500 you can appreciate the exposure the AOP is giving to its variously experienced members. Initially requesting submissions from members, the collection has been cleverly curated to expose a wide range of photographic genres and includes images from throughout the decades. The future intention is to develop the collection periodically to feature the work of a particular photographer or highlighting a particular genre, whilst making available the back catalogue.
You'll love the diversity of images on display; a picture of blur back in their 90s hey day had us feeling nostalgic, whilst a picture of John Hurt taken by James Eckersley commanded some crowd attention. The landscape photography collection includes a spectacular London cloud-scape which on first inspection looks more like a solar explosion and some bleak, almost lunar inclusions.
The team at the AOP have done a great job of maximising the space in their gallery and have more that enough prints hanging to keep you occupied for a couple of hours.
New Collectives at the Association of Photographers Gallery, Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS until 30th March. Free entry. For more information visit the AOP website.